Just like it did with the coupe, Chevy has announced that it will offer the Corvette Stingray Convertible as an exclusive Premiere Edition for a lucky few customers. Limited to just 550 units, all examples of the Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible will come in Lime Rock Green with a tan top, fitted with all the goodies from the base 3LT Z51 Convertible and then some.

These convertibles will all add dealer-option five-spoke wheels with Stingray-logo center caps, while the interior adds suede upholstery, carbon-fiber trim and special sill plates. If that's not enough, the Premiere Edition roadster also comes standard with optional extras like the performance exhaust and Magnetic Selective Ride Control fitted as standard. The whole package is finished off with a $920 five-piece fitted luggage set from Thule.

When this limited-edition convertible goes on sale early next year, Chevy will be asking – and likely have no problem getting – $77,450 for it (including destination). That's about $10,000 over a stock 3LT Z51 convertible, and about a $4,000 premium over a fully-loaded model fitted with all of this car's options. Is that measure of exclusivity worth the extra four grand? If for resale value alone, we're sure at least 550 buyers will think so.
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Chevrolet announces Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible

2013-11-26

DETROIT – From a scale model to the real car, there are many ways to give America's iconic sports car, the Corvette, this holiday season. This Top 10 list, with prices from $12 to $77,450, should make it easier to find the perfect gift for any Corvette enthusiast.

Topping the list is the all-new Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible. Production will be limited to 550 all top-of-the-line 3LT models, all in Lime Rock Green exterior and Brownstone suede interior. The vehicle also includes suede-wrapped interior trim, carbon fiber accents, variable tuned performance exhaust system, Z51 Performance Package and Magnetic Selective Ride Control.

The Premiere Edition also features unique wheels with "Stingray"-logo center caps, "Stingray"-logo interior sill plates and a five-piece set of Corvette-branded luggage from Thule – all from the Corvette Accessories catalog.

These collectible cars will have a unique VIN sequence and unique dash plaques commemorating their limited-edition status. The Premiere Edition Convertible will cost $77,450, including destination and delivery fees, and will arrive in dealerships in early 2014.


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      dearest rat
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not a fan of the tan top or the chrome/polished wheels, but GEEZ that green sure is gorgeous! I was just thinking the other day how only Astons, Jags and Lotuses can pull off the British Racing Green but I stand corrected.
      OSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      The color is even better in person. The green shows off the the body styling fron the side,front, and top.-OSO
      nocommie11
      • 1 Year Ago
      Topless Donkey Cart!
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        @nocommie11
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        @nocommie11
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          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          If your mom named you Bowel Dump, you'd be upset too...
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          Because Toyota doesn't have an answer to this, and he knows it, and I'm sure that irks him.
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        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        How dare you talk about your mother like that. For shame.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
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          LLL
          • 1 Year Ago
          OR! more acurately,, the "donkey cart" that handed Porsche, Ferarri, Aston, Viper and Jaguar their collective A SS on a platter! Whether its on the street, the Ring or in the National GT sports car arenas..the little old school Chevy simply DOMINATES! appantly pushrods, leafsprings and "body on frame" construction RULE THE world!! poor eurotards... LOL!! hahaa
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          LLL
          • 1 Year Ago
          It's been unibody frame for decades but still no monocoque(overrated)
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        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @nocommie11
        You say that on Corvette article, and it wasn't any first time than it was the hundred and first. It's time to find some new material troll.
      1STH
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks gaudy and hideous----just like a Corvette should!
      Ferris Macau
      • 1 Year Ago
      LMAO GM almost had me fooled. I though they turned the corner from crappy add on and tastelessness from the 90s and 00s... Current Vette and Caddies are visually stunning but this hideous green tan chrome combo tells me the clueless outdated management is still in charge and ready to sink the new GM into ground. The only people happy to see this is Ford and Chrysler.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ferris Macau
        Hey, dumbass. You aware that a C7 can be had in many other colors. No? Are you really that clueless? Take your trolling somewhere else. You're not funny, or in any way clever, so jus go away.
          Clipper44
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Well I guess you're the guy defending ANY negative comment about the horrid paint/top/wheels on this special edition Vette. It's really clever.. responding to EVERY 'negative' post and calling such people trolls. 'Irony' is not your strong suit. Neither is good taste in paint-jobs and drop top roofs.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          That depends what your definition of "good taste" is. Don't tell me you're one of the matte black fake vents, push cart spoilers, and oversized black rimz crowd... Now, who are you to call others trolls? I'm not the one making inflammatory comments about a car I don't like. You are, and that is what's commonly known as trolling. Stating an honest opinion like a mature adult is one thing, but acting like an immature douche is quite another.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ferris Macau
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      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      This edition screams 55 year old man. Gorgeous car.. ugly paint, wheels, and top. Probably less than 5 of these cars will ever see 5000rpm, which is a shame.
        Aurio Salimonne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clipper44
        55?,tried a bit harder,that is to low!
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Clipper44
        And reading your comment screams butt hurt import fanboy and ignorant dumbass to me. Seriously, why don't you people get a life?
          Clipper44
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Settle down skippy - your anger is irrational and desperate. I love Corvettes, matter of fact they're pretty much my favorite non super car. I've never owned a ricer, tuner, or whatever you angry kids are calling them these days. And really, why is it you kids walk around so angry today? Life is better now than it's ever been. The paint on the Vette is ugly, the ragtop is ugly, and those wheels are horrid. But please, if you'd like to crank your hang-wringing anger up a couple notches.. I'd love to read it.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          No, bright yellow is ugly, in my opinion. This dark green is beautiful, classy, and elegant. I don't miss too much about the 90s, but I do miss the greens. We get angry because of the same tired comments the same snot nose punks about how rag tops suck, old geezers, chrome wheels, and bailouts, and donkey carts. All the haters need to give credit where it is due, and accept that no one else offers such a capable automobile in the Corvette's price range.
      ramblerman576
      • 1 Year Ago
      blaa,blaa blaa, 2 of the uglest cars on the road the vette and the camaro. both are so bloated. camaro looks like a DUB. vette looks like a camaro. anyone ever notice the 2-tone paint on a camaro. rear quarter is different shade than door forward. silver looks the worst. sorry just my view. wouldn't buy anymore GM vehicles til they finish paying the taxpayers back. they claim record profits but can't pay us back. their stock is just sitting idle.
        LLL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ramblerman576
        yea GM hasnt paid enough into this country.... AND for paying more taxes than any other corporation on the planet! for almost a CENTURY!... THAT didnt earn them a loan from the Government that they helped pay for... Please grow up little boys ! You owe half your virtual life to "evil" corporations(like GM) raising up the middle class in this country..
          Smilez1105
          • 1 Year Ago
          @LLL
          Whoa, whoa, whoa there tiger. You know that the truth is not allowed when it comes to these conversations! Speculations, (some of) our jaded parents teachings and well thought of nicknames are the only thing that matters.
        the.fog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ramblerman576
        "blaa, blaa, blaa" is exactly what I thought when I reached the REAL meaning of your post. I'm so tired of hearing the taxpayer bullshit. By the way, thanks for funding my new Camaro. She's a real beaut!
      Mike Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      And at that price, no retractable hard top? No snap-on hard top? Come on GM . . . !!!
        Giorgio Taroni
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Lee
        Mike, what's the sense of a retractable hardtop, I mean then you should do just ONE car with it, and that's not the spirit of a corvette involved in racing, and another convertible to drive in vegas or miami, you agree ?!
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Lee
        Retractable hard tops are overrated, almost always look unattractive, and just scream Florida seasonal to me. They make me think of the folks with MB and BMW convertibles who like to drive around with the top down and windows up along with the little net they place behind their heads, and they're always wearing either a turtleneck or polo while doing it.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          Nope, I'm just stating my displeasure of retractable hard tops and calling it like I see it. The people and cars I described are a dime a dozen in south Florida.
          kmdk78
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          And you have the audacity to critique others? What are you 12?
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        @Mike Lee
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          Clock
          • 1 Year Ago
          The retirees driving this car have high fiber cereal and laxatives to keep weight down.
        Ben Lee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Lee
        Its called "this is basically the C6"
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      The wheels look like some cheap ones from Discount Tire.
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      This should be called the 1992 edition. Hideous looking dated.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        Right, because there were no dark green cars before the 90s. /s The color may have seen a resurgence in the 90s but has come and gone several times throughout automotive history. With that said, this color is not dated, and certainly not hideous. Knowing your history on here, you're just looking for something else to not like about this car.
        herrstreet
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        That is awesome, I was just thinking it was the 90's edition and someone beat me to it! :-)
          S40Powered
          • 1 Year Ago
          @herrstreet
          Those wheels are a Porsche ripoff from the 90's clearly. This color combo only look good in Aston/Bentley/Jag. Stick with yellow Corvette. Thanks.
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        Lol!!
      Aurio Salimonne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great,also they should put couple of Walmart coupons on the glove compartment to make it more sexy,then Porsche customers are all exited about the new test center in Atlanta GA. Or talking about the new one at LeMans!
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Aurio Salimonne
        Wow, that has to be one of the lamest attempts at humor that I have seen in a while. Whatever you do, don't quit your day job.
      herrstreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was my first thought when I saw the picture. http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1453/2061/3631030001_large.jpg
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @herrstreet
        That's your Duster? Sweet, but the only thing I can see that this Vette has in common with your car is the '90s fabulous color combo.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @herrstreet
        The Duster in that picture isn't even the same shade of green as it has a blue to it, but nice try. Green could be found on lots of cars 20 years ago sort of like what navy blue is today. Anyway, happy trolling.
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